Why I Started Plum Spark-A Creative Learning Subscription Box for Kids

In 2016, my son became really sick and could no longer be in daycare. My husband and I decided that I would stay home with him, and that very decision became the seed for Plum Spark's creative learning subscription boxes for kids. As fortunate as I felt for having the option to stay at home, I quickly realized just how long 12 hours with your child could be. Really—it’s only 1 pm!?! We made the rounds of library storytimes, park play dates and kids museums. We read a ton of storybooks and played, but something was still missing for him and for me.

So when my son became interested in where chocolate came from, I was ecstatic. Finally, we could explore something together and go on a little learning adventure!

My son and I began learning all about cacao trees and how chocolate was made. We made a cacao tree craft and talked about the rainforest. And the best part—we did a chocolate tasting! From there, we went on to explore rockets, planes, yoga and anything else that grabbed my son’s attention. One day, my son asked me if we could have a conversation about how to build the International Space Station. Uhhh??? (Google to the rescue!) I love learning and I love science, so I was game to dive into anything.

Plum Spark started out as a way for me and my son to spend some awesome quality time together while learning interesting things. It has since evolved into a way for me to expose my son to everything that is fascinating about this world—or at least as much as possible before he flies the nest one day. It is a way for me to fuel his boundless curiosity, his wonder and his spark.

This approach to raising my son colors every craft, activity and science project in a Plum Spark subscription box. That’s why kids will discover things like: why do toucans have 2 toes that point forward and 2 that point backward? Why does the choice of materials for a spacesuit matter? How does storm surge from a hurricane work? What does cinnamon bark feel like and how does a real cacao bean smell?

I hope you'll enjoy Plum Spark as much as my family has!



A Creative Learning Subscription Box for Kids


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9 reviews
Making the kids think and be inspired

Got this as a gift for my nephew and niece. Their mother is a teacher and didn't want the typical video game or off-the-shelf present. So I got this hoping they would like it. Even better. They loved it and so did mom. So kid-approved and mom-approved.

Really nice to see when kids are interacting and actually learning. Reminds me of the time when I'd watch Nova and PBS and be so curious about the world. Thank you.

This just made our day! We're so happy your niece and nephew are enjoying their learning adventures!
3 Months ($24.50/mo)

Enjoying the adventures!

Great variety of activities!

My kids really enjoyed learning where chocolate comes from, how it is made, tasting it, and doing a craft all centered around chocolate. It was very well thought out box with everything they needed ready to go. We hope to explore other boxes from Plum Spark!

So glad your family enjoyed it! We hope you'll check more Plum Spark learning adventures too!
We maximized family time with Plum Spark!

Our family loved receiving our first Plum Spark learning adventure! The kids (ages 4-8) were super excited to gather around the box that came in the mail for them and open together. My oldest took the lead to pull out and examine each activity one at a time. The topic explored in this month’s box is Yoga, and the activities included were super fun for them! The boys gravitated towards a spice matching activity game, and I, as a mom, was pleasantly surprised with the sophisticated and high quality guide book and spice cards that had facts and information not only relevant and interesting to the small people in my life, but also me as an adult! Who knew cumin oil was used in some perfumes??!! We also loved the yoga cards and poses to try as a family and had a fun experience practicing together. My daughter adored the hands-on inner ear activity, and I appreciated having all of the important parts of the craft perfectly curated for me so less hassle and more family time. Excellent educational product! Couldn’t be happier with our family’s purchase and will definitely be a subscriber!

Learning made fun!

My daughter really enjoyed this kit, she can’t stop doing her yoga poses now! The activities are fun and are stimulating a lot of curiosity in my little one. The activities are well explained and there is a lot of attention in every little detail. It is also a great opportunity to try new things that you wouldn’t have imagined that your kid could be interested in! We really loved doing it together!